'''Jeremy Bentham''' (; – 6 June 1832) was a British philosopher
, and social reformer
. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism
Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law
, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism
. He advocated individual freedom|individual
and economic freedom
, the separation of church and state
, freedom of expression
, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts.
[Bentham, Jeremy. [http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/exhibitions/sw25/bentham/index.html "Offences Against One's Self"], first published in ''Journal of Homosexuality'', v.3:4(1978), p. 389–405; continued in v.4:1(1978).
* Also see Boralevi, Lea Campos. ''Bentham and the Oppressed''. Walter de Gruyter, 1984, p. 37.]
He called for the abolitionism|abolition of...